CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS

CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS

FAMILY :: APOCYNACEAE
MADAGASCAR PERIWINKLE: Easily grown, tender tropical ground cover with 1½” white to rosy flowers and dark green, glossy leaves. Containing more than 70 alkaloids, this plant is the subject of investigation in the treatment of cancer, leukemia, diabetes and Hodgkin’s disease. Grow in part shade and moist, rich soil.